If you've ever wanted to skate through an actual winter wonderland, now is your chance.
About an hours drive north of Ottawa is Lacs-des-Loups skateway, which is a 3km ice skating trail that is absolutely stunning in the winter. And it definitely gives the Rideau Canal a run for it's money! This is the second year that the skating rink near Gatineau Park is open, as it had such a successful first year. If you're anxiously waiting for the Rideau Canal to open, or you just want a different experience, Lacs-des-Loups skateway will make all of your dreams come true.
The skating rink is open from 9 am to 8 pm daily, and the prices per day/seasons passes vary. There are hot drinks available as well as a heated building to lace up your skates, and thank god for that.
Whether you're with your friends, on a date, or with your family, nothing beats skating through a forest. This unique skating trail will for sure make winter in Ottawa way less miserable! For more information on prices, dates and times, check out their website here.